#circular economy News

e-waste being processed by hand in India
The world's third largest generator of e-waste wants local manufacturers to design and build longer-lasting products, and establish a domestic industry for refurbished electronic products. Could India become a global hub for the circular economy in electronics?
Desmond Tan speaking at Sustainability Exchange season 2
A recent survey found that cost of living far outweighs climate as the top concern of Singapore youths. Going green necessarily entails higher costs, a minister in Singapore’s environment ministry told Eco-Business at a youth event.
Couple moving used mattress
EB Studio The pursuit of a good night’s sleep is doing bad things to the environment — judging from the number of used mattresses that end up in landfills. The hunt is on for new and innovative solutions to recycle this bulky and hard-to-dispose item.
Chemical plants
Projects to burn waste, including plastic, as alternative fuel in cement kilns are being considered for 'green' financing, drawing criticism from environmentalists.
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#circular economy Opinion

Plastic pollution in the Arctic
The historic treaty agreed by UN representatives in Nairobi earlier this year was in the spotlight again at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. Voices from government, business and civic society are shaping the way forward.
marine litter in latvia
An effective international agreement on ocean plastic pollution should account for all aspects of plastics production – from manufacturing to disposal, and it must involve governments, the private sector, and the public.
OCG saving the oceans
The plastic credit market needs to engender trust and credibility. Only then can it rise to its potential as an impactful tool to address plastic leakage.
eCommerce in Asia
Lazada’s corporate sustainability expert explains why having a climate change strategy is crucial to businesses as well as the planet and our communities.

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#circular economy Videos

Kids recycle
EB Studio Recycling is key to tackling Singapore's waste problem, and everybody — including kids— can do their part for a better future.
Katherine Desbaillets, co-owner of SaladStop!
As Singapore-based salad bar chain SaladStop! marks its 10th anniversary, co-owner Katherine Desbaillets talks to Eco-Business about phasing out meat, food waste and single-use packaging, and dealing with customers who refuse to pay 10 cents for a plastic bag.
Plastic bag floats near bait ball. Image: WWF
A campaign by the WWF Singapore has revealed that the average person consumes approximately 5g of plastic every week. The NGO is calling on governments and businesses around the world to forge a global treaty to tackle plastic pollution.
Paula Miquelis gitnb tcf 2018
Welcoming 3,800 people this year, the carbon neutral, zero waste festival has grown six-fold since its first edition in 2015.
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#circular economy Podcasts

EB Podcast: Climate Tech In Asia - Gogoro Founder Horace Luke
Exclusive In this new podcast series 'Climate Tech in Asia', Eco-Business speaks to Gogoro chairman and CEO Horace Luke about the company's recent listing on the Nasdaq and its quest to electrify Asia's ubiquitous two-wheelers and make battery swapping mainstream.
Circular economy
EB Studio Clarissa Morawski from non-profit Reloop tells the Eco-Business podcast why the circular economy is key to the post-Covid recovery.
Green School students visit a school in Bali, Indonesia
Most schools only teach the science of climate change. Green School gives the skills needed to live in a warming world. Eco-Business asked Green School's Leslie Medema how to be real with children about climate change without scaring them.
The EB Podcast talked to Rob Kaplan
2020 was a bad year plastic recycling and ocean pollution. Eco-Business asked Circulate Capital CEO Rob Kaplan how the circular economy can be rebuilt in Asia this year.
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